Why Size Matters - Slide Size & Orientation in PowerPoint
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1.) Understanding slide size and orientation.
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English [Auto] In this video we're going to be going over slide size and orientation. So if we go to our design type and now if we go over the slide size where we have the option of using the standard ratio for free or wide screen ratio of 69 now with standard ratios for example if you was watching the television and have you ever noticed where you see two black Baugh's up the sides. This usually uses a standard ratio of for free whereas nowadays most things now use aspect ratio of 69 which is typically used for projectors and monitors and laptops and it's a more modern ratio that's normally used. So ideally if you're doing a presentation which requires you to use a projector and a monitor you want to make sure you're using this ratio now. But even if we wish to use a standard ratio now we select this we have the option of selecting maximized which will actually cause the size of our slides or we can select and show it. In this case if we select maximize laksa. And as you can see it's been cut off here and this is very important because if we was to go too far and to print as you can see this has been Kauth. So now we go back and if we now select the slide size of wide screen and now we go too far and print we now have everything included in the slide. So again these are just key things to bear in mind here. And just to let you know we'll be covering text live in future videos of this Course now. OK. In terms of orientation we go back slide size and if we go to cost them slide size just here we have the option of actually selecting a slide size for a particular size such as a free piece of paper or a four piece of paper. So we've got quite a few options here and we can also change your orientation for slides to portray and even handouts and any notes that we take we should also change that to portray it as well as not if we select OK with that and now we have the option again of going with the maximize fit or if we just insure it. So in this case we select maximize. And as you can see is now portraying. But again sites have been slightly called and just to show you what that look like if we go to a print preview. Again all slides have been slightly cougher. So whenever you're using these features these are just key things to bear in mind.